Hello, my name is KimberLeigh Nagel and I will be your child’s teacher this school year. I am extremely excited about the new school year at Creekview Elementary School.
I grew up on a family farm in West Bend, Wisconsin. I earned my B.A. in Elementary/Special Education from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN. I completed my M.Ed. in Special Education/Assessment at the University of Guam in Mangilao, GU. I have specific training in working with students with dyslexia and autism. I also attend as much new training as possible in the area of special education and new practices.
This is my 24th year of teaching and I have worked with special education the entire time. This is my fourth year in Tomball ISD. I have previously taught in Natchitoches, Louisiana (10 years); Georgetown, TX (2 years); Round Rock,TX (4 years); and Talofofo and Inarajan, Guam (4 years). I have also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA in the Special Education program (7 years).
My husband is an educator as well, so teaching and learning is extremely important to us. We have three beautiful daughters. Addison is in 7th grade, Lindsay is in 5th grade and KayLeigh is in 4th grade. We love to travel as a family. Showing our girls the world and the possibilities in it is very important to us.
I would like to welcome you and your child to our classroom. We have many new and exciting things planned this school year.
Mrs. KimberLeigh Nagel
Open House/Parent Orientation Night is scheduled for our class this Thursday, September 20th. We will use this time to look at what is going on in our program and what we are planning. The evening is being segmented into two rotations so parents will be able to attend two classes. I highly recommend that you visit with your child’s inclusion teacher during one of the rotations if he has time in a grade level classroom (Kindergarten-Mrs. Williams, First Grade-Ms. Major). This is what the schedule for the evening looks like:
5:45 - PTO, Watch D.O.G.S., Specials, Bond Information
6:00 - Introduce Teachers
6:15-6:55 - Classroom Rotation 1
6:55 - Change Rooms
7:00-7:40 - Classroom Rotation 2
I will be going over the basis for our alternate curriculum during the first rotation (6:15-6:55). This information will be more useful for our kindergarten parents, as they are new to the program. I will be explaining our grading protocol during the second rotation (7:00-7:40). This information is for first and second grade only. Kindergarten students in the Structured Learning Lab program do not receive the traditional district report card because they are on alternate curriculum. Information from both presentations will be available on my Edlio site.